And here you thought that with the Minnesota game in the past, all the Randy Moss talk that has dominated sports radio would start to fade. Silly you.
The Vikings abruptly released Moss yesterday, though it seems that Brad Childress made the decision without the approval of some members of management and his team. Still, when you read stories like this by Michael Silver, you sort of see how Moss perhaps forced their hand. Silver, while an excellent NFL writer, is also the “growing disconnect” guy, so I’ve started taking what he says with a grain of salt, but this story sounds well-supported. Of course, the other school of thought is that Childress is just over his head there.
Teams will now get a chance to put in a waiver claim for Moss, or should he pass through, they can fight for his services as a free agent. That of course means endless speculation about his destination, and whether, should he be available to them, if the Patriots would be interested in bringing him back.
While I’ll never say never, I find it extremely unlikely that the Patriots would be interested in bringing Randy Moss back, despite the open affection they’ve displayed for him. He just doesn’t fit with the changes they’re trying to make in their offensive philosophy.
The other news this morning, as first reported by….wait for it….Adam Schefter of ESPN is that Logan Mankins will sign his tender (not a long-term deal) and report to the Patriots today, ahead of when he was required to in order to get his year of service.
Bruschi on Tap: Six observations – Tedy Bruschi with six observations on the surprising Patriots.
Patriots learn to adjust – Monique Walker has the Patriots making good second half moves as of late.
Logan Mankins set to return – Ian Rapoport looks at the return of the Pro Bowl guard.
Is this Belichick’s finest season so far? – Robert Lee looks at the job done by the head coach this season.
But best record not fazing Patriots – Rapoport’s notebook has the Patriots not impressed with having the best record in the NFL.
McAdam at the World Series: Giants win with pitching – Sean McAdam reports on the Giants winning their first World Series since moving to San Francisco.
The return of Kevin Garnett, on and off the court – Paul Flannery has the “real” KG coming back after nearly two years.
Pierce is getting back on the boards – A. Sherrod Blakely has the Celtics captain hitting the boards hard thus far.
Erden is plugging along, may fill hole – Frank Dell’Apa’s notebook has Turkish center Semih Erden set to make his NBA debut with Shaquille O’Neal injured.